‘Fast and Furious 8’ Movie Filming in Iceland; ‘Icelandic Explosion’

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An earlier report about “Fast and Furious 8” revealed that the film directors and producers are eyeing to film some scenes in Cuba. While waiting for the US and Cuban government’s approval, another news unveiled that they are looking forward to shooting some scenes in Iceland.

According to Iceland Review, the town of Akranes has been chosen as the location for the explosive scenes. Akranes’ mayor, Regína Ásvaldsdóttir, confirms the news as well.

“The crew has plans to carry out the largest explosion ever in Iceland,” she said. The mayor also said that the locals are excited about the shooting.

As for the film’s storyline, director F. Gary Gray stated that they are doing their best to make the next film “not more of the same.”

“We’re really pushing to make sure the audience feels like it’s not more of the same,” Collider quoted him as saying. “They feel like it’s fresh, they feel like the characters they’ve come to know and love are there, but this is gonna be different, and that’s probably the most I can give you right now. It’s kind of top secret.”

Meanwhile, some actors aren’t still confirming their involvement in the film.

“Orange is the New Black” star Ruby Rose, “The Bourne” franchise lead actor Matt Damon, the “Hobbit” protagonist Elijah Wood, and the late Paul Walker’s brother Cody Walker are rumored to be joining the cast.

One of the film’s lead actors, Vin Diesel, revealed the movie’s initial promo material via Instagram. Meanwhile, the motion picture’s official title has been revealed as simply as “Fast 8,” Deadline reported.

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By looking at the photo, it suggests that the film’s main location is in New York City. And while the next movie may not be the same without Paul Walker, but a previous article hinted that the late actor will be “remembered” in the 8th film.

Catch “Fast and Furious 8” in theaters on April 14, 2017.

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